Michelle Obama is planning a six-city tour this fall in support of her new book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times,” starting in mid-November in Washington. DC and ending a month later in Los Angeles.
“I look forward to building new relationships – and of course, seeing some familiar faces from the latest tour,” the former first lady said in a joint statement released Wednesday by her publisher, Crown, and the show’s promoter. Live Nation tour.
“This book means so much to me – it is a collection of perspectives and practices that I have used to keep myself afloat in uncertainty. During this tour, I will share personal stories and lessons that have helped me along the way, and I can’t wait to tell you more.
Obama will open at the Warner Theater in Washington on November 15, when his book is released. It will then go to the Met in Philadelphia, the Fox Theater in Atlanta, the Chicago Theater and the Masonic in San Francisco, before finishing at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles.
The rooms have a capacity ranging from approximately 2,000 to 6,500 seats. The settings are much larger than most book events, but smaller than Obama’s stops on the first stop of her 2018 “Becoming” memoir tour, when she appeared at the United Center in Chicago and other arenas holding 15,000 or more.
“Becoming” was a near-instant one million seller and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, making it the most popular book of modern times written by a former White House resident.
As with “Becoming,” Obama will speak in each city with guest moderators, to be announced later. Oprah Winfrey, Tracee Ellis Ross and Sarah Jessica Parker were among those who joined her for “Becoming.” In partnership with Live Nation, Obama will also reserve tickets at each venue for a select number of community members.